Horse Health Matters®

My Horse Is Acting Out: Is He Stressed …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 14:33

Learn how stress, which causes horses to act out, can be reduced when the possibility for equine enjoyment is actively embraced by you as the horse's owner …

Mutual Grooming in Horses - You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours …

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 15:40

Horses often begin a mutual grooming session by scratching each others withers but then move up and down each others body using their teeth to scratch and …

Recognizing and Dealing with Respiratory Distress

by Flossie Sellers

April 10, 2017 09:27

A horse in respiratory distress requires immediate attention. Read to learn how to recognize respiratory distress in your horse and how to limit damage to your …

Hoof Care

Treating Quarter Cracks

Flossie Sellers

Treating Quarter Cracks

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:28

Learn what causes quarter cracks in your horse's hooves and the 7 steps necessary to repair an infected quarter crack, and why prompt services of a farrier are …

Tip of the Day

If you own a horse, make sure you discuss liability issues with your insurance agent.

Hoof Care

Scheduling the Farrier

EquiMed Staff

Scheduling the Farrier

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:00

Learn how to make sure you and the farrier you hire are on the same page when it comes to emergencies and regular hoof care for your horse …

How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

July 20, 2020 18:41

Each crack in a horse's hoof is individual and the results or repairing and stabilizing the hoof crack depend upon the type, location and treatment …

An Illustrated Guide to Body Scoring Your Horse

by Flossie Sellers

May 5, 2017 15:59

Evaluating the relationship of body fat to body musculature helps a horse owner determine the body score of a particular horse and is a helpful management tool …

Nutrition

Prevent Sand Colic in Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Prevent Sand Colic in Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

June 8, 2019 09:01

When grazing sandy pastures or eating hay off the ground, horses often pick up bits of sand that can lead to a colic hazard …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

EEE

Eastern equine encephalomyelitis.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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